Cpt Kirk

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  1. For sure. To me, the most memorable was in the Overstreet Comic Books Price guide. If I recall correctly, I think it came out in #12
  2. I just saw a Blackhawk #5 (August 1989) with the same reader survey show up on ebay today. For the record, starting big was set at $77 with no bites yet.
  3. I agree. I think those high prices helped flush them out.
  4. AJ at Recalled Comics wrote an amazingly insightful article about these variants. The link below goes directly to that article. Great job AJ! http://www.recalledcomics.com/Superman443MallVariants.php
  5. If anyone were to find them, I would guess it would be you RMA. You are the master of finding these oddities.
  6. Yup. It was just me and one other guy bidding on it. I put in an insanely high bid at the last minute just for the hell of it. I was the high bidder for about 2 seconds and then the other guy got it. In retrospect, I'm glad the other guy got it because I would still be looking for a better copy. I'm trying to get all my jeweler variants in at least FN or better (which ain't easy!)
  7. Apparently there is some competition for these variants. Tonight I was losing bidder for Justice League of America 107 jeweler variant in vgFN. I had never seen a JLA 107 jeweler variant until the listing in the link below came out a week ago. It went for $91. I put in a last second bid for $90 and was amazed that I was outbid at the last second. I would love to hear from the winner, to see why in the heck someone would pay that much for a comic book that would normally have a hard time selling for $2 if it did not contain the insert. At least I know that this variant exists now. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Justice-League-America-107-DC-1st-app-Freedom-Fighters-Mark-Jewelers-Insert-/283773513830?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l10137.c10&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true
  8. What immediately pops out to me about the DC Comics Value Pack (item #12 in the catalog) is that every comic book shown in that catalog was reprinted as a 2nd printing (and usually marked as such in the indicia). Some of us suspected those comic books were sold in those 3-packs that were sold in Kay-Bee Toys and Toys R Us. But I've never seen any of those second prints actually contained in a 3-pack. So perhaps they were only made for the Sears value pack. I really appreciate you for posting that photo.
  9. Great find! Given the look of the sticker, I am guessing that one was re-sold at a Sears instead of sold there originally.
  10. I have been looking for these for about 10 years now, and they are indeed rare. @mycomicshop recognizes the value of these, and when they sell a mall variant it almost always goes for more than $100. I would say that even if MyComicShop had 100 Adv of Superman 443's in stock, they would be lucky if one of them was the mall variant. These are sitting around in dealer inventories unnoticed. That's how most of my copies were found. But if you start going from dealer to dealer to check for them, you will talk to a lot of dealers before you find one. Very few of these mall variants have survived. p.s. @onlyweaknesskryptonite sold his Georgetown copy to me, so I now have a spare one. I was thinking about selling it on ebay, but have decided against that. Instead I am going to keep it in hopes that if someone finds another one I don't have, I can use my copy (plus some cash) to convince the owner to trade their newly found mall variant for mine.
  11. For sure... but he really is a good guy. I am sure I will eventually find them somewhere else. It is only a matter of time.
  12. I recall reading these stories as they were made at that time. I enjoyed the stories. If I recall correctly, soap operas and dramatic long-running series were very popular on TV at the time I felt like the stories in Batman and Detective were similar in that they were a long-running soap opera of sorts.
  13. it is also interesting to look at the CGC census for some of these Mile Highs. Sometimes the Mile High will blow everything else away in terms of condition. In the case of my Action Comics 71 (a CGC 9.6), the next closest one is an 8.0 on the CGC census out of 25 copies graded.